2019 Speakers

Edward Blatnik

Deputy Counsel in the

Office of Innovation

Edward Blatnik serves as Deputy Counsel in the Office of Innovation within the Office of the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  From 2012 to 2018 he served as Senior Counsel in the Office of Law & Policy within the Legal Division of the CFPB. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1999, Ed clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then went to work for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where, among other things, he was heavily involved in all phases of the World Trade Center insurance litigation. In 2006, Ed joined Morrison & Foerster, where he concentrated on representing large financial service providers in complex commercial litigation – including the “interchange” class action litigation. Prior to law school, he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia and taught philosophy at several colleges and universities.

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